Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

It’s long past time to resign the great Greek philosopher’s vision of government to the ash heap of history, and yet the establishment continues to cling to something eerily close to his vision of a guardian class empowered with the noble lie.  Literally everything has changed since Plato’s day, but some things remain the same…… Continue reading Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

Elon Musk: Are much needed changes coming to Twitter?

The world’s richest man and self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” is now the largest shareholder of the social media platform after haranguing it as a threat to democracy for limiting speech.  This isn’t a purely academic point after the platform blatantly interfered in the 2020 election.  In a more rational and fair world, Twitter would be… Continue reading Elon Musk: Are much needed changes coming to Twitter?

No, unaccountable government agencies aren’t “democracy in action”

Some progressives are openly claiming all power resides with federal agencies, and your power is limited to voicing your opinion.  They say they care deeply about democratic norms and assaults on democracy, while they assault every norm there is and redefine democracy at a whim, outright proposing technocratic authoritarianism and calling it democracy. Recent Supreme… Continue reading No, unaccountable government agencies aren’t “democracy in action”

One year after January 6, the protection of democracy is all the rage, but what sort of democracy do Democrats have in mind?

Democrats and the mainstream media repeatedly warn that democracy itself is in peril, under attacks not seen since the Civil War, while simultaneously pushing to demolish key pillars of our system of government included but not limited to the filibuster, the Electoral College, and the composition of the Supreme Court.  It’s almost like democracy means… Continue reading One year after January 6, the protection of democracy is all the rage, but what sort of democracy do Democrats have in mind?

Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?

CNN suddenly discovers that being President is hard and likely to get harder.  Who knew?  Unfortunately for Americans, President Biden is suffering from an array of largely self-inflicted wounds, from the border to international relations.  The solution is simple:   Govern how he promised on the campaign and stop pretending to be some radical progressive.… Continue reading Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?

Democracy under assault, I know this because the media told me so!

While Democrats and the mainstream media manufacture the meme that Republicans and conservatives are engaged in an all out assault on democracy so dire that the Republic itself might not survive, it might be helpful to consider their own record on the matter.  It was less than a year ago they undertook a revolution in… Continue reading Democracy under assault, I know this because the media told me so!